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Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya of Vasubandhu (4 Vols.)  The Treasury of the Abhidharma and its (Auto) Commentary
Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya of Vasubandhu (4 Vols.) The Treasury of the Abhidharma and its (Auto) Commentary
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Vasubandhu's "Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya" (ca. 380-390), besides its culminating achievement in streamlining the overall structure of the exposition of the preceding "Abhidharma" manuals, is unmatched by any of the preceding manuals in respect of its comprehensiveness - incorporating all important Vaibhasika doctrines since the time of the Abhidharma-mahavibhasa - of its excellent skill in definition and elucidation, and of its ability to clarify the difficult points involved in doctrinal disputations.
Buddhahood Embodied: Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet
By: Makransky
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To enter the Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment is to seek both to become free from our dualistic, deluded world and to remain actively engaged in that world until all others are free How are these two apparently contradictory qualities to be embodied in the attainment of buddhahood ( How can one's present practice accomplish that? These questions underlie a millennium old controversy over buddhahood in India and Tibet that centers around a cherished text, the Abhisamayalankara. Makransky shows how the Abhisamayalamkara's composite redaction, from Abhidharma, Prajnaparamita, and Yogacara tradtions permitted its interpreters to perceive different aspects of those traditions as cental in its teaching of Buddhahood This enabled Indians and Tibetans to read very different perspectives on
enlightenment into the Abhisamayalamkara, though which they responded to the questions in startingly different ways. The author shows how these perspectives provide alternative ways to resolve a logical tension at the heart of Mahayana thought, inscribed in the doctrine that buddhahood paradoxically transcends and engages our world simultaneously.
Buddhism Art, Architecture, Literature & Philosophy
By: Dr. G. Kamalakar
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Buddhism is one of the important religions of world. Albeit Lord Buddha was not born in Andhra Desa, but the contribution of Andhra Desa to Buddhism is not small. Famous Buddhist Stupas and Viharas as seen at Amaravati, Nagarjunakonda, Bhattiprolu, Guntupalli, Chandavaram are only a few to name in Andhra Desa. With the passing time, new discoveries on Buddhism are pouring in from different corners.
Buddhisms and Deconstructions
By: Jin Y. Park (ed.)
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Buddhism and Deconstructions considers the connection between Buddhism and Derridean deconstruction. Fourteen distingushed contributors discuss deconstruction and various Buddhisms - Indian, Tibetan, Chinese (Chan), and Japanese (Zen) - including an afterword in which Robert Magliola responds directly to his critics.<
Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings
By: William Edelglass and Jay Garfield
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The Buddhist philosophical tradition is vast, internally diverse, and comprises texts written in a variety of canonical languages. It is hence often difficult for those with training in Western philosophy who wish to approach this tradition for the first time to know where to start, and difficult for those who wish to introduce and teach courses in Buddhist philosophy to find suitable textbooks that adequately represent the diversity of the tradition, expose students to important primary texts in reliable translations, that contextualize those texts, and that foreground specifically philosophical issues.
Buddhist Philosophy
Buddhist Philosophy: Losang Gonchok's Short Commentary to Jamyang Shayba's Root Text on Tenets
By: Cozort & Preston
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What are the most important points of difference between the major schools of Buddhist philosophy? This rich, medium-length survey offers a lively answer. The introduction, aimed at those new to Buddhist thought, sets up a dialogue between the schools on the most controversial topics in Buddhist philosophy.


Causality and Its Application
By: J. L. Shaw
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Causality and Its Application: Samkhya, Bauddha and Nyaya is not only a commentary on the views of classical Indian philosophers, but also contains explanations of concepts which are indispensable for understanding metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, among many other things.
Companion to Buddhist Philosophy
Companion to Buddhist Philosophy
By: Steven M. Emmanuel
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"A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy" is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; not only does the Companion offer the non-specialist an in-depth introduction to the central concepts of Buddhism, it presents extensive discussions of Buddhist social and political thought, contemplative practice, issues in applied ethics, and Buddhist social activism.
Contemplating Reality; A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
By: Andy Karr
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This book is for intermediate and advanced Buddhist practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding by joining practice with study of traditional ideas. It introduces the reader to contemplations that investigate a series of views of reality as they evolved in the Buddhist tradition. These views are explained in plain English, with contemporary metaphors and examples to bring out their meaning for modern Buddhists. Quotations from both historical and living meditation masters and scholars are presented as examples of key principles.
Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems
Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems: A Tibetan Study of Asian Religious Thought
By: Thuken Chokyi Nyima
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Thuken Chokyi Nyima's The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is the widest-ranging account of religious philosophies ever written in pre-modern Tibet. After covering the major schools of India, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, Thuken discusses in detail the entire range of Tibetan traditions, with separate chapters on the Nyingma, Kadam, Kagyu, Shiji, Sakya, Jonang, Geluk, and Bon schools.
Early Buddhism: A New Approach
Early Buddhism: A New Approach
By: Hamilton, Sue
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The I of the Beholder
Building on the author's previous published work, this book focuses on the relationship between identity and perception in early Buddhism, drawing out and explaining the way they relate in terms of experience. It presents a coherent picture of these issues in the context of Buddhist teachings as a whole and suggests that they represent the heart of what the Buddha taught. This book will be of primary interest to scholars working within all fields of Buddhist studies.
Echoes From an Empty Sky
Echoes from an Empty Sky
By: John Buescher
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The doctrine of the two truths--conventional and ultimate--evolved as early Buddhists struggled to reconcile apparent contradictions within the collected sayings of the Buddha. Over time, the teachings on the two truths have taken their place at the heart of the Buddhist view of reality. Buddhist philosophers have made them central to the elaboration of an abhidharma, a "higher teaching" that explains how the mind apprehends and misapprehends the world.
History of Buddhist Philosophy
By: Kalupahana, David J.
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Continuities and Discontinuities
Representing the culmination of Dr. Kalupahana's thirty years of scholarly research and reflection, "A History of Buddhism" provides a complete, detailed analysis of both early and later Buddhism.
Part 1 is devoted to early Buddhism, opening with a thorough examination of pre-Buddhist thought and its absolutist character, followed by a biographical sketch of Siddartha, the historical Buddha.
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy in India and Tibet
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy in India and Tibet
By: Zabiruddin Ahmad
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This book is an in-depth study of Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet. The concentration is on ontology/epistemology and, to a somewhat lesser extent, soteriology. It is based on the writings of the Buddhist philosophers themselves, from the unknown authors of the Pali `Abhidhamma books down to the present Dalai Lama of Tibet. It takes into consideration the work of many twentieth century scholars of Buddhism in order to bring our knowledge of Buddhist philosophy up-to-date. An exhaustive index (and glossary) has been prepared in order to help the reader with the technical terms of Buddhist philosophy.
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy
By: Stephen J. Laumakis
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In this clearly written undergraduate textbook, Stephen Laumakis explains the origin and development of Buddhist ideas and concepts, focusing on the philosophical ideas and arguments presented and defended by selected thinkers and sutras from various traditions. He starts with a sketch of the Buddha and the Dharma, and highlights the origins of Buddhism in India. He then considers specific details of the Dharma with special attention to Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology, and examines the development of Buddhism in China, Japan, and Tibet, concluding with the ideas of the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. In each chapter he includes explanations of key terms and teachings, excerpts from primary source materials, and presentations of the arguments for each position. His book will be an invaluable guide for all who are interested in this rich and vibrant philosophy.
Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha
By: Coomaraswamy, Ananda and I.B. Horner
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his fascinating book, the work of two distinguished scholars in the field, captures the essence of Buddha's life and teachings. Starting with a brief biography of the Buddha and an overview of his doctrine, the authors present a series of Pali texts attributed to the Enlightened One himself. Rich in parables and thought-provoking observations, the texts are thematically organized around the founder and his prophesies; training in Buddhist thought and conduct; relations with others; evolution and the unity of mankind; Buddha's teachings regarding causality, the Self, the Way, Nirvana, and other topics; and the transcendent state achieved through obedience to dharma, the cosmic order.
Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism
By: Jin Y. Park and Gereon Kopf (Editors)
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Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism explores a new mode of philosophizing through a comparative study of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and philosophies of major Buddhist thinkers such as Nagarjuna, Chinul, Dogen, Shinran, and Nishida Kitaro. Challenging the dualistic paradigm of existing philosophical traditions, Merleau-Ponty proposes a philosophy in which the traditional opposites are encountered through mutual penetration. Likewise, a Buddhist worldview is articulated in the theory of dependent co-arising, or the middle path, which comprehends the world and beings in the third space, where the subject and the object, or eternalism and annihilation, exist independent of one another. The thirteen essays in this volume explore this third space in their discussions of Merleau-Ponty's concepts of the intentional arc, the flesh of the world, and the chiasm of visibility in connection with the Buddhist doctrine of no-self and the five aggregates, the Tiantai Buddhist concept of threefold truth, Zen Buddhist huatou meditation, the invocation of the Amida Buddha in True Pure Land Buddhism, and Nishida's concept of basho.

In his philosophical project, Merleau-Ponty makes vigorous efforts to challenge the boundaries that divide philosophy and non-philosophy, the East and the West, experience and concepts, the subject and the object, and body and mind. Combining the Eastern philosophical tradition of Buddhism with Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology, Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism offers an intercultural philosophy in which opposites intermingle in a chiasmic relationship, and which brings new understanding regarding the self and the self's relation with others in a globalized and multicultural world.

Mind and Consciousness
Mind and Consciousness
By: Jampa Pryor
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To understand the function of our mind it is necessary to study how it is defined. This is an extensive study on how and why we are able to understand. Base primarily on the Do Depa School of thought, this sets the foundation of comprehending the views on mental factors of all Buddhist Schools of thought. This is a must study text to contemplate.
Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika <br> Mark Siderits and Shoryu Katsura
Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika
Mark Siderits and Shoryu Katsura
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Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika
Mark Siderits and Shoryu Katsura
Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom: A Translation <br> By: Dennis Waller
Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom: A Translation
By: Dennis Waller
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The Tree of Wisdom by Nagarjuna is a treatise on morals and ethics written over 2,000 years ago. This commentary on moral living is very similar to other text such as the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, the Hsin Hsin Ming by Seng Ts'an, the Enchiridion by Epictetus, and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. This version has been interpreted into a more modern new age style yet it still possess the essence of the message that Nagarjuna implied.
Opening the Clear Vision of the Mind Only School
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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The Mahayana has seven distinct characteristics that distinguish it from the Hinayana. Here Rinpoches present these characteristics according to the teachings of Longchenpa, along with extensive commetary on the Twenty Verses of the great master Vasubandhu. Buddha Shakyamuni declared, "Oh Bodhisttvas, the three realms are nothing other than mind." The Cittamatrins use these words as their point of departure.
Opening the Clear Vision of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika Schools
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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The Vaibhashikas believe that relative truth is that which can be broken down into parts, whereas ultimate truth is indivisible. The Sautrantikas accept the selflessness of persons but not the selflessness of phenomena. The Cittamatrins accept the selflessness of both self and phenomena, but believe in the true existence of mind. Finally, the Madhyamikas claim that things appear to be real and substantial, but are actually without inherent, true existence. The various tenets of these four schools form the basis for understanding the entire scope of the Buddha's teachings. Thus, it is essential to gain an understanding of the fundamental schools of Vaibhashika and Sautrantika on the road to ultimate insight.
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Madhyamaka School
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Madhyamaka School
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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In this third year of our continuing investigation of Buddhist philosophy, we begin our study of Madhyamaka, the Middle Way school. Madhyamaka is a direct teaching on the essential nature, free from all extremes. It can be divided into two categories: true reality Madhyamaka and word Madhyamaka. True reality Madhyamaka is the absolute, inexpressible nature the Mother of all the Victorious Ones; word Madhyamaka describes this absolute nature. The practice of true reality Madhyamaka is divided into ground, path and fruit, whereas word Madhyamaka is divided into teachings and commentaries. The commentarial tradition is characterized by Prasangika and Svatantrika Madhyamaka, and Svatantrika itself includes the Sautrantika and Yogachara Madhyamaka schools.
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Outer Tantras
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Outer Tantras: Refining Awareness Through Ascetic Ritual and Purification Practice
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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According to the Outer Tantras, one's own awarenessknown as "self-suchness"is ultimately beyond all the aggregates, beyond conceptuality, and beyond self-identity. It is free from all dualistic notions. This is the basis of visualizing oneself as the deity. If we don't maintain such a view in our practice of the tantras, we are simply imagining ourselves to be putting on the ornaments, or facade, of the deity. In other words, we are holding on to our sense of self as well as our strong emotions and limited conceptions. This means our practice is not really coming along. By harmonizing our practice of all the precious Dharma teachings, rather than focusing on their differences, the Outer Tantra techniques will activate and ignite our visualization and meditation practice of the Inner Tantras.
 
The Samten Chima, or Grand Samadhi Tantra, is among the most important of all the Outer Tantras in general and the Kriya Tantras in particular. It is called "grand" because it describes in detail exact instructions on how to practice with mantras according to the Secret Vajrayana. When we study, contemplate, and meditate on these teachings, we should always recognize that what we are discussing does not just apply to Kriyatantrait also applies to Upatantra, Yogatantra, and each of the Inner Tantras. Since the Samten Chima includes pith instructions on all the tantra teachings, it establishes the foundation of both the Outer and Inner Tantras.
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Rangtong and Shentong Views
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Rangtong and Shentong Views: A Brief Explanation of the One Taste of the Second and Third Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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The principal subject of the 2007 shedra is a famous text by Mipham Rinpoche entitled the Tongthun Senge Ngaro (Lion's Roar That Explains Tathagatagarbha). This treatise explores such topics as the provisional (drangdon) and definitive (ngedon) meaning of the teachings presented in the three turnings of the wheel of Dharma; the distinguishing features of the Rangtong and Shentong views; and the differences between the Prasangikas and Svatantrikas in terms of the methods they use to approach and explain the ultimate nature. Of course, the main focus of Mipham Rinpoche's work is tathagatagarbha, or buddha-nature.

 Many Tibetan Buddhist masters have extensively debated the authentic nature of mind, known as tathagatagarbha. Generally speaking, Rangtongpas believe tathagatagarbha to be free from all dualities and extremes, claiming that it is empty of intrinsic reality. Thus they assert buddha-nature to be "empty of itself." In contrast, Shentongpas claim that buddha-nature is actually full of the beautiful, natural qualities of mind, which shine forth unobstructedly after the temporary defilements and obscurations have been removed. Shentongpas therefore believe buddha-nature to be "empty of other," or empty of the habitual negativities and obscurations that cloud the beauty of our inherent nature. As explained by the great Mipham Rinpoche in the Tongthun Senge Ngaro, the Nyingma school does not see any essential contradiction between these two positions. By uniting these views, Mipham clarifies how Buddha Shakyamuni's three turnings of the wheel of Dharma are perfectly compatible and harmonious.

Philosophy of the Buddha
By: Gowans, Christopher W.
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Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, nonattachment, and Nibbana (Nirvana).
Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy
Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy
By: Jay L Garfield (Author), Tom J.F. Tillemans (Author), Mario D'Amato (Author)
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This volume collects essays by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. Many have distinguished scholarly records in Western philosophy, with expertise in analytic philosophy and logic, as well as deep interest in Buddhist philosophy. Others have distinguished scholarly records in Buddhist Studies with strong interests in analytic philosophy and logic. All are committed to the enterprise of cross-cultural philosophy and to bringing the insights and techniques of each tradition to bear in order to illuminate problems and ideas of the other. These essays address a broad range of topics in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, and metaphysics, and demonstrate the fecundity of the interaction between the Buddhist and Western philosophical and logical traditions.
Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy
Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy
By: Thupten Jinpa
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Thupten Jinpa explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought. The work also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate that the Middle Way philosophy's de-constructive analysis does not negate the reality of the everyday world.
Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner <br> Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
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Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Turning the Wisdom Wheel of the Nine Golden Chariots
Turning the Wisdom Wheel of the Nine Golden Chariots
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
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Buddha Shakyamuni laid out many categories and levels of teaching according to the particular needs, desires, intelligence, and sensibilities of practitioners. In response to these differences, the Buddha gave a wide variety of teachings that were specifically suited to the unique characteristics of individuals. In this way, the Buddha skillfully ensured that all beings could benefit from the Dharma. But despite the inconceivably vast scope of these instructions, the purpose of each one is the same: to remove the obscurations and suffering of all beings and reveal our innate nature, which is the nature of everything.
Vasubandhu's consciousness trilogy: A Yogacara Buddhist process idealism <br> Melanie K Johnson-Moxley
Vasubandhu's consciousness trilogy: A Yogacara Buddhist process idealism
Melanie K Johnson-Moxley
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This work is a philosophical investigation into Vasubhandu's consciousness trilogy, comprised by the Trisvabhava-Nirdesa ("Instruction on the Threefold Own-State-of-Being") and the Vijnaptimatra-Karikas ("Verses on Consciousness-Occasion") divided into the Vimsika-Karikas ("Twenty Verses") and the Trimsika-Karikas ("Thirty Verses").
Walking Along the Paths of Buddhist Epistemology
By: Madhumita Chattopadhyay
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The monograph highlights the philosophical arguments offered by Buddhist thinkers on different aspects of knowledge. Various aspects of Buddhist epistemology right from the basic question of what the Buddhists mean by knowledge, the varieties of knowledge according to their belief ad their explanations of the validity of knowledge are examined.